Open FPGAs? - was Re: Project Oberon and OberonStation (resend)

ben bfranchuk at
Sun Dec 6 16:10:52 CST 2015

On 12/6/2015 8:39 AM, Tor Arntsen wrote:
> On 24 November 2015 at 22:42, Mouse <mouse at> wrote:
>> What I was really interested in was whether the FPGA itself was open.
>> If so, I definitely would have wanted to pick up the hardware, because
>> I would love to experiment with an FPGA - but I am _not_ going to put
>> up with running a vendor binary blob (which probably won't even run on
>> my machines) to get an undocumented blob to throw at the hardware.

I don't see that as a problem. Treat it like a rom image.
What is a problem old FPGA's vanish just once you get the hardware debugged.
Now back to debugging my FPGA cpu ( Altera DE1 ).

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